Janis : her life and music / Holly George-Warren
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Avon Free Public Library - New Materials 92 JOPLIN DUE 11-26-19
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Canton Public Library - Adult New Materials BIO JOPLIN Check Shelf
Cheshire Public Library - New Materials NEW BIOGRAPHY JOPLIN DUE 11-30-19
Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials 920 JOP On Order
East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult New Materials B JOPLIN JANIS G DUE 11-30-19
Enfield, Main Library - New Materials B JOPLIN DUE 11-22-19
Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - ON-ORDER (not available yet) On Order
Manchester, Main Library - New Materials B JOPLIN, JANIS DUE 12-02-19
Manchester, Whiton Branch - New Materials B JOPLIN, JANIS On Holdshelf
Mansfield, Main Library - Adult New Nonfiction B JOPLIN DUE 11-19-19
Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - New Materials B JOPLIN DUE 12-03-19
New Britain, Main Library - New Materials 780.92 GEO DUE 11-29-19
New Britain, Main Library - New Materials 780.92 GEO DUE 11-30-19
Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials 782.42166 JOPLIN DUE 12-03-19 +1 HOLD
Plainville Public Library - New Materials B JOPLIN GEO Check Shelf
Portland Public Library - New Materials 782.42166 GEO DUE 11-25-19
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West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Adult New Materials 780.92 JOPLIN G DUE 11-27-19
West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials 780.92 JOPLIN G DUE 11-26-19
Wethersfield Public Library - New Books NEW BIOG JOPLIN, JANIS DUE 12-02-19
Windsor Locks Public Library - New Materials NEW B JOPLIN DUE 11-30-19
Windsor, Main Library - Adult New Materials B-JOPLIN, J. DUE 11-25-19
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description
xv, 377 pages, 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-352) and index.
Summary
This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn't all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down--but couldn't, or wouldn't. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away--even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due."--Publisher's website.
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Online version: George-Warren, Holly, author. Janis First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019 9781476793122 (DLC) 2018056434
ISBN
9781476793108 (hardcover)
1476793107 (hardcover)
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